The Online Community Report gives basic strategies for building an online community in 11 steps. Learn more about this valuable series.
Social Network Management
Many fledgling community owners ask about managing online communities : “How do I engage members and encourage user participation in my community?” “What is the role of the community manager?” “How do I manage inappropriate behavior in my community?” And always, “How do I get more members?” To respond, I’ve rounded up 5 good sites […]
What’s the secret of building online communities? At the Making Media Connections Conference today, social media expert Beth Kanter says there are three R’s: 1. Relationship-building. This means making person-to-person connections, she stresses, not just sending broadcasts or press releases. 2. Rewards. Acknowledge member contributions with rewards and build in more, Beth encourages. 3. Reciprocity. […]
How do you get members of a social network to become active, to engage with your site? The pros tell us that you have to consider how different groups behave in your network, and tailor your strategies accordingly. You also need to decide what you want people to do when then first come to the […]
I whip up a social network for my own SCORE Chicago community using Ning, to practice what I am preaching. Now I find myself trying to sharply define and communicate its value to potential users and my organization. Sample Value Proposition of a Niche Social Network The purposes of the SCORE Chicago Community site, which […]